CEA Mark of Excellence Awards Honor Michael Pope
Michael Pope holds his CEA Tech Home Leadership Award commending his 30 years of industry service.
In a small but lively ceremony at CES 2013, the CEA announced the winners for the 2013 Mark of Excellence Systems Integrator Awards.
CEA’s Mark of Excellence System Integrator Awards program recognizes the most innovative home technology custom installation projects and designs. Submissions are reviewed by a panel of industry experts across more than 14 categories ranging from security, energy management, tele-wellness and home theater.
Pope began in the custom installation industry 30 years ago as an owner of a residential and commercial security business. That business sold in 1987 to a large national security chain. He formed Securitec Inc. in 1990 as a residential custom Integration business integrating security, custom audio/video, and automation solutions. In 1999, Pope expanded by purchasing Audio Video Interiors, a local custom audio/video installation business and began marketing as Audio Video Interiors, a division of Securitec Inc. In 2003, Securitec formally changed its corporate identity to become Audio Video Interiors Inc. and the security business unit formally incorporated as Safety Technologies Inc.
Pope has participated on numerous industry boards. He is a past member on the Board of Directors for the Ohio Electronic Life Safety & Security Association and CEA TechHome Board of Directors. He currently chairs the Audio Video Retailer division for CEA. Pope is a CEDIA Designer Level I and is a THX Certified Home Theater Technician.
In accepting the award, Pope humbly said it was not an individual award, but a company award that he proudly accepts on behalf of his entire team.
Here are the other winners of the 2013 Mark of Excellence Awards:
Multi-Room Audio/Video Project of the Year
Platinum Winner: Structured Home Solution, LLC – LaVerghetta
Gold Winner: Futuristic Home Inc. – McTernan Residence Point Lookout NY.
Home Theater/Media Room Project of the Year
Platinum Winner: Phoenix Unequaled Home Entertainment – Southern Comfort
Gold Winner: SoundVision, Inc. – Kentfield/Media Room
Platinum Winner: SmartHouse Integration – Odegard’s Outdoor Oasis
Gold Winner: DSI Entertainment Systems – Bellagio Fountain Backyard
Lighting Control Project of the Year
Platinum Winner: DSI Entertainment Systems – Custom LED Light Control in Malibu
Retrofit Project of the Year under $50,000
Platinum Winner: 1 Sound Choice – Deyoung Family Theater
Specialty Project of the Year
Platinum Winner: DSI Entertainment Systems – High-Tech Dog Rescue
Gold Winner: DSI Entertainment Systems – The Ultimate Conference Room
Home of the Year (installed price up to $50,000)
Gold Winner: The Hunter Group – Mandeville House
Custom Home of the Year (installed price between $50,000 - $150,000)
Platinum Winner: Futuristic Home Inc. – McTernan Residence Point Lookout NY
Gold Winner: Structured Home Solutions, LLC - LaVerghetta
Luxury Home of the Year (installed price between $150,000 - $300,000)
Platinum Winner: DSI Entertainment Systems – Control Meets Elegance
Gold Winner: DSI Entertainment Systems – High-Tech Luxury Living
Ultimate Home of the Year (installed price above $300,000)
Platinum Winner: Electronics Design Group – Modern Luxury
Gold Winner: DSI Entertainment Systems – Retrofit Automation in Los Angeles
Sustainable Project of the Year
Platinum Winner: cyberManor – Holland-Yates Residence
Universal Design Project of the Year
Platinum Winner: Electronics Design Group – Hidden Entertainment
TechHome Integrator of the Year
TechHome Small Business Integrator of the Year
Cyber Home Networks, Inc.